Munters win prestigious Health and Safety Award
The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) announced new annual awards which recognise excellence in health and safety. The judges looked for an innovative approach, good prospects for wider application and cost-effective deployment prospects throughout the food storage and distribution industry at large.
The winner of the FSDF Associate Member category was collected by Christine Modla-Thomas, Global Marketing Director for Munters IceDry™ solution, an innovative frost prevention dehumidification system which removes airborne moisture, reduces ice build-up and fogging, and greatly reduces accidents in cold storage areas.
IceDry is the only dehumidifier that has been developed especially for installation inside a cold store. The tough, cold environment demands new and special features created with the sole purpose of ensuring that the unit runs reliably and energy efficiently. Installation is simple. IceDry is positioned close to a wall and needs only a few metres of ducting around it. For storage of frozen products IceDry™ creates the perfect storage conditions without ice, frost, fog and dangerous surroundings for staff. Due to the difference in water content in the ambient air and the air in the cold store, problems with ice and frost accelerate when moisture loaded outdoor air enters the cold store.
“Our winners were very well deserved and have made a marked difference to health and safety within the industry at large. The judges commented that their submissions were very detailed and well presented, providing our annual awards with a fantastic benchmark for the future”
The awards were presented by Richard Dawson of Citation Professional Services, sponsors of the Health & Safety Awards at the FSDF Annual Lunch which was held at Birmingham City Council House and featured BBC Breakfast’s main business correspondent Steph McGovern as guest speaker.
This award once again proves that IceDry is successfully used around the world and continues to achieve high accolades within the cold storage industry. Munters are ecstatic that this application is helping with Health & Safety within the work place.
IceDry controls the humidity and eliminates ice and frost. It also:
- creates faster freezing of goods
- reduces need for defrosts with up to 1/3
- eliminates slippery conditions in the loading dock and
- assures product quality